University of Missouri, Kansas City
Kansas City, MO, US
|Rating||Score||Valid Through||Liaison||Submitted||Executive Letter|
|Silver - expired||58.11||March 9, 2017||R. Johnston||March 10, 2014||Download|
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UMKC Dining Services is committed to doing their part to keep the campus green while providing nutritious and innovative dining to the entire university community. Efforts include recycling more than 500 pounds of cardboard every week at University Center alone. Some other ways Dining Services is making a difference:
Compostable Straws along with Bulk Condiments coming January 2012!
Partnership with the UMKC Garden Collective
More locally-grown foods
No-rinse products for dishwashing to use less water
All napkins made with 100% recycled material
All napkins made with 100% recycled material
|Food and Beverage Purchasing||Complete|
|Low Impact Dining||Not Pursuing|
Maintenance of grass, flowerbeds, shrubs, rain gardens, trees and irrigation systems plus snow and ice removal on 12.3 miles of sidewalks, 300 plus steps, handicap ramps, and bus stops. Landscaping Services also keeps the campus clean by removing litter and cigarette butts.<< show less
UMKC’s green transportation initiatives include integrating student, faculty and staff all-access bus passes, increasing the number of bike racks and amenities, and developing a multi-modal parking structure to support cycling, bus commuting, pedestrians, ride-share and alternative fuel vehicles.
The university participates in a group of 17 partners that received a $15 million U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Initiative grant from the Recovery Act. The grant will support the installation of a variety of refueling stations and aid in the deployment of more than 300 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles<< show less
|Student Commute Modal Split||Complete|
|Employee Commute Modal Split||Complete|
|Support for Sustainable Transportation||Complete|
UMKC’s Volker and Hospital Hill campuses recycle cardboard, paper, aluminum, plastic, scrap metal batteries, toner cartridges, oil, organics, glass, electronics, C and D waste and much more. Through partnerships with Bridging the Gap, a Kansas City environmental agency, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and the Mid-America Regional Council, Missouri Organic Recycling, ReStore and Surplus Exchange more than 880 tons of materials have been recycled so far. Initiatives include:
Toner cartridge and ink jet cartridge recycling program
E-Waste recycling program
Glass recycling with Ripple Glass
Expanded recycling infrastructure, i.e. bins, signage
|Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion||Complete|
|Hazardous Waste Management||Complete|
UMKC’s commitment to sustainability is visible across the entire campus. The UMKC Sustainability Team is active with over 140 members campus-wide comprised of students, faculty and staff. The new Student Union and Herman and Dorothy Johnson Residence Hall are state-of-the-art green buildings. Sustainable gardening is encouraged at three rain gardens and a student-led community garden, and the Student Union and Miller Nichols Library (MNL) have rooftop gardens. The Hub bicycle repair center helps keep students mobile. Students and the community can stay informed through the Recycling-on-the-Go educational kiosk, and can use the solar recycling center east of the MNL. We even reused timbers from the old bleachers at Swinney Recreation Center.<< show less
As an urban institution, the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) has the opportunity to set new standards in higher education by accomplishing what very few institutions can claim--a diverse faculty, staff and student body reflecting the community that it serves. This can only be accomplished by developing and maintaining inclusive recruitment, hiring, admission and retention programs throughout the organization.<< show less
|Diversity and Equity Coordination||Complete|
|Assessing Diversity and Equity||Complete|
|Support for Underrepresented Groups||Complete|
|Support for Future Faculty Diversity||Complete|
|Affordability and Access||Complete|
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